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Old 12-09-2019, 04:26 AM
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Default Does military aircraft use adsb?

Was wondering if military aircraft use adsb so they will show up on my cockpit display. Thanks
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Old 12-09-2019, 05:34 AM
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Very good question! I betting "NO". It may give the enemy the advantage!
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Old 12-09-2019, 05:50 AM
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The military will be using ADSB. Like transponders and the like, the system can and will be turned off (or to a discreet mode) during combat.

But...They have been slow to install the technology. Only about 1/5th of military aircraft will be equipped for ADSB by January 1, 2020.
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Old 12-09-2019, 07:08 AM
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The answer to your question is a definite "maybe".
I agree with Kyle in that I wouldn't count on the majority of them showing up as you're out there flying around.
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Old 12-09-2019, 07:17 AM
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A few pages on the subject here - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...=adsb+MILITARY
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Old 12-09-2019, 07:21 AM
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The military will be using ADSB. Like transponders and the like, the system can and will be turned off (or to a discreet mode) during combat.

But...They have been slow to install the technology. Only about 1/5th of military aircraft will be equipped for ADSB by January 1, 2020.
There is a PRIVATE Facebook Virtual Radar and ADS-B group that monitors Virtual Radar and military. They post info of military and Air Force One tracks all the time. Late November, there was a post about two RQ-4B UAVs flying over Estonia and Greece.
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Old 12-09-2019, 08:15 AM
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In the fighter development program I recently retired from Mode S ES (ADSB) was a late after thought but it was implemented. But there is no ADSB in? So the fighter aircraft gets no big traffic picture in the normal civilian traffic environment that we now consider standard and can only detect a RV or any civilian ADSB equipped aircraft if it's either visual, called out by ATC, or picked up on its radar. While the fighter does have a basic IFF interrogator when the ILS is selected it turns off the IFF interrogator and that function is replaced with a Marker Beacon receiver function. Yes Marker Beacon (I know what your thinking). There is no GPS approach function or WAAS that we would consider standard. Plane uses Software function com/NAV radios and requires years and millions of dollars to change.
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Old 12-09-2019, 08:51 AM
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Good explanation, Tron. Thanks!
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In the fighter development program I recently retired from Mode S ES (ADSB) was a late after thought but it was implemented. But there is no ADSB in? So the fighter aircraft gets no big traffic picture in the normal civilian traffic environment that we now consider standard and can only detect a RV or any civilian ADSB equipped aircraft if it's either visual, called out by ATC, or picked up on its radar. While the fighter does have a basic IFF interrogator when the ILS is selected it turns off the IFF interrogator and that function is replaced with a Marker Beacon receiver function. Yes Marker Beacon (I know what your thinking). There is no GPS approach function or WAAS that we would consider standard. Plane uses Software function com/NAV radios and requires years and millions of dollars to change.
All tactical aircraft are on their own schedule of when, and potentially if, they will have ADSB Out. You would not believe the cost of getting FAA approval of a military solution to trying to be seen by others in aircraft that donít want to be seen.
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